Dakota Fanning steps out in over the knee socks and mini for meeting

She means business! Dakota Fanning wears over-the-knee socks and miniskirt for meeting

She's only 18 years old but Dakota Fanning already has her finger very much on the style button.

The young star looked chic and stylish as she was snapped in New York dashing to a meeting.

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Business casual: Dakota Fanning showed she's still young at heart in schoolgirl over the knee socks and a mini as she stepped out in New York

Business casual: Dakota Fanning showed she's still young at heart in schoolgirl over the knee socks and a mini as she stepped out in New York

She wore a very vibrant red pleated skirt which showed off her long legs and which she accentuated even more with knee-high black socks and wedged ankle boots.

Dakota teamed the skirt with a white blouse and black jacket and she carried a navy blue bag by Sophia Coppola for Louis Vuitton which costs and eye-watering $4,000.

Schoolgirl chic: Dakota's wore a bright red pleated miniskirt, knee high socks and wedged ankle boots for a cute business casual look

Schoolgirl chic: Dakota's wore a bright red pleated miniskirt, knee high socks and wedged ankle boots for a cute business casual look

Schoolgirl chic: Dakota's wore a bright red pleated miniskirt, knee high socks and wedged ankle boots for a cute business casual look

And her long blonde hair hung loose over her face and she hid her eyes from the sun with big black shades.

But it was a very different Dakota who was snapped a few hours later as she headed to the gym.

She was snapped as she left her workout texting furiously on her phone as she walked home in trainers, short leggings and a denim shirt – but she still had her very expensive designer handbag on her arm.

Watch where you're walking! A dressed down Dakota was seen leaving the gym texting away on her phone

Watch where you're walking! A dressed down Dakota was seen leaving the gym texting away on her phone

Watch where you're walking! A dressed down Dakota was seen leaving the gym texting away on her phone

Cream of the crop: Dakota was seen on the set of her new film Now Is Good

Cream of the crop: Dakota was seen on the set of her new film Now Is Good

Dakota, who shot to fame aged ten when
she starred alongside Denzel Washington in Man On Fire, will soon start
promoting her new movie Now Is Good.

The film, which is released in May, sees Dakota in the role of Tessa Scott, a terminally-ill
teenager who makes a 'bucket list' of things she wants to do before she
dies.

As well as some high octane stuff it also includes losing her virginity.

Jeremy Irvine, who is starring in
Steven Spielberg's upcoming film adaptation of War Horse, plays her love
interest Adam and it also stars Paddy Considine, former Skins star Kaya Scodelario and Olivia Williams.

Fans
of the actress will also have seen here lately in the last two instalments of the Twilight series, Breaking Dawn Part 1 and Eclipse
before that.